Uluru climbing ban

This item appears on page 4 of the December 2017 issue.

Climbing will not be permitted on Australia’s Uluru (Ayers Rock) starting on Oct. 26, 2019. The decision to ban climbing was made by the landmark’s owners, the Anangu, who consider it sacred. The Australian government returned Uluru and the surrounding land to the Anangu, who had lived there before European contact, in 1985.